Seoul, Korea (SportsNetwork.com) -
Fifth-seeded American Varvara Lepchenko was an easy first-round winner Monday at the Korea Open women's tennis event.
Lepchenko leveled Aussie Olivia Rogowska 6-1, 6-2 on the hardcourts at Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center.
A upset cane when German Mona Barthel upended seventh-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.
Also on Day 1, American Christina McHale handled Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 6-3; German Anna-Lena Friedsam topped Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (7-5), 7-5; South African Chanelle Scheepers held off Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; and Na-Lae Han edged out fellow Korean wild card Su Jeong Jang 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3.